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NEWS! 6-Storey Saint John

Click on the photo to read the article. There is a proposed 6-storey mix-use building proposed for Saint John, NB. This wood frame midrise building is called “The Telegraph” after the previous Telegraph building that was there before the mid 1990’s. The building will consist of commercial space and 32 residential units. 

Technical Advisor Position – Ontario Wood WORKS! Program

The successful candidate will have strong technical, organizational, managerial, business and communication skills, with a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills (dealing directly with design and construction professionals). Sales experience, particularly in wood products, is also desirable. The Technical Advisor will provide technical information and referral services to assist architects, engineers and builders in designing with wood. Resumes and cover letters

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Case Study: Green Gables Visitors’ Centre

Click on image for full case study on Green Gables Visitors’ Centre. “The use of mass timber was a natural progression from the traditional timber framing used within the barn and Phase I addition. Root Architecture Inc. wanted to continue using exposed wood to fit with the aesthetic goals of the project, and to provide a more sustainable approach to

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2019 Wood Solutions Conference in Vancouver

The Wood Solutions Conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and building systems, including mass timber.  This one-day educational event will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through specifically designed seminar streams, featuring new and current topics and an interactive trade show.  A keynote lunchtime speaker and an evening networking reception provide exciting

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2019 Wood Design Luncheon Conferences: Registration Open!

  VICTORIA: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR VICTORIA KELOWNA: Friday, November 29, 2019 – Delta Hotels by Marriot Grand Okanagan Resort & Conf Centre, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR KELOWNA Time: 9:00am Registration & Exhibits Open I 10:00am – 2:00pm Conference Program In

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New Case Study: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

The Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge is the first recreational facility built for northwest Calgary; it serves a community of more than 100,000 residents. The curvilinear design of the facility was inspired by the rolling foothills of the surrounding landscape. Glulam timber is the primary structural component. This versatile material allowed for a geometrically complex design at considerably less

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NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources

NEW: Fire Safety and Security Resources Wood WORKS! BC with the assistance of the Canadian Wood Council has expanded its website to include a special section highlighting fire resources to help support and advance design and building with wood. The new section, titled Fire Safety and Security, includes fire studies and statistics from both industry and academia, construction site fire

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NEW Case Study: Industrial Buildings

NEW! Case Study on Wood in Commercial Buildings Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce completion of its latest case study on commercial buildings. This case study examines two wood buildings, both with primary retail commercial occupancies, but which employ different mass timber products to achieve very different effects. Askew’s Uptown Supermarket in Salmon Arm, BC, features an expansive nail-laminated

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McEwen School of Architecture Case Study is Now Available!

Ontario Wood WORKS! is pleased to announce the release of our newest case study on Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture is the first new school of architecture building to be built in Canada in 40 years. Its mandate is to provide an integrated, uniquely focused education to Indigenous, Anglophone,

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Prairie Wood Design Awards survey

We sincerely thank everyone who completed our recent survey on the Awards program.  Your feedback will help us continue to evolve the program as well as provide feedback to funders on the value of this event for the design and build community. Congratulations to Frederic Brisson, Joe Falica, Trudy Gauthier and Janice Mills on being randomly selected for the $50

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2019 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC   VANCOUVER, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ – Inspired architecture and innovative structural engineering using wood in a remarkable diversity of building types, sizes and purposes were in the spotlight tonight at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC, sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC. More than 400

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2019 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners Announced

Celebrating exceptional architecture across the Prairies Winners Announced for Wood WORKS! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Awards Edmonton, February 12, 2019– Wood WORKS! Alberta recognized a prestigious group of leading architects, engineers and project teams at tonight’s 11th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards gala. The Prairie Wood Design Awards program recognizes projects and organizations that advance the use of wood in

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Ontario Wood Works! Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to our 2018 Wood Works! Awards Winners! See the full list of winners and sponsors here: 2018 Wood WORKS! Award Winners (full version) Thank you to all of our Sponsors of the 2018 edition of the Wood Works! Ontario Awards! Awards and Event Sponsors Program and Supporting Sponsors

Fire Safety / Fire Protection Engineering

The Canadian Wood Council, the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction, seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to advance the use of wood products as a state-of-the-art building material. Read the full posting.

GCWood Call for Expressions of Interest

The Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) program has officially launched its second Call for Expressions of Interest. Their focus for this round is on low-rise non-residential buildings (1-4 storeys) in the following categories: Commercial/Industrial (e.g., retail, warehouse, box-type, etc) and Office/Institutional (e.g. office building, school, health facilities, etc). Applications are due by December 3, 2018 at 17:00 EST. Find out more

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Wood Works with Rory Koska – Podcast

Check out the YourForest podcast with Wood WORKS! Alberta Program Director Rory Koska! Click Here to Listen YourForest podcast is hosted by Matthew Kristoff – here is the podcast description from his website: Wood is used to build our homes, create paper so we can right literature and history and build beautiful pieces of art and furniture that we cherish

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New Resource for Designers on Acoustics in Mass Timber Buildings

Acoustical Guide for Mass Timber Buildings by AcoustiTECH Acoustics is a complex science and a panoply of information is found in the market.  AcoustiTECH has documented their research on acoustics in mass timber buildings and has made it public for designers. Click here to view Acoustical Guide PDF

P.E.I. developers urged to build with wood

CBC news interview with Patrick Crabbe – Project Coordinator Atlantic WoodWORKS! Developers in P.E.I. are being encouraged to build the core of their developments out of wood products instead of concrete or steel. It’s called mass timber design, and it’s increasing in popularity in Canada. Mass timber is dimension or composite lumber — small pieces of wood glued together to

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Now Available: Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide!

The Ontario Wood Bridge Reference Guide was prepared for for the Canadian Wood Council and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry by Moses Structural Engineers and Brown & Co. Engineering Ltd. Cover Photo: Mistissini Bridge  |  Photo Credit: Stephane Groleau  |  Timber Supplier: Nordic Structures Bridge Designer: Denis Lefebvre, ing., M.Sc.A., Directeur d’expertise, Ponts et Ouvrages d’art, Stantec  

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Media coverage of the Prairie Wood Design Awards 2018

Advances in wood construction driving development innovations The entrants in the Prairie Wood Design Awards point to the potential of timber-based residential development DIN Projects designed the Pole House, a seasonal family cabin on Lake Winnipeg. KYLE JANZEN SHARON CROWTHER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED MARCH 29, 2018UPDATED MARCH 29, 2018   An unconventional cabin raised up on recycled gas pipes

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We’ve upgraded to a new email platform

We have moved to MailChimp for distributing electronic information about industry news and coming events hosted by Ontario Wood WORKS! Although the move was successful, some of our current subscribers’ preferences need to be confirmed. We only want to send information to those people who wish to receive it; if you would like to receive email from us, or if

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